My mom asked me to come over for dinner... but i said no.. i just feel by doing so im celebrating the holiday... she never invites me over otherwise and she's obviously making a big deal out of it. Ill prolly go buy some DVDs or do some OnDemand movies for the day. I think the theater will be open.. maybe Ill go do that.
Besides kicking around the Holiday Blues, I'm thinking now it might be a good day to test my new idea for homeless-hobo-bath: Take the RV out on BLM land, get some fire wood, heat up the water that way.
Yes, a day of sitting by a campfire, reading, feeding my brain, far from other people. Mmmmmm......
Ahhh, yes, no better homeless-hobo bath than one by campfire. Wet hair, campfire smell on my clothes, no creepy, drunken, Jesus-thumpers knocking on my RV door in dark parking lots asking to come in. Just me, the cats and the desert. Should be a blissful couple of days!
What I did on National All The Stores Are Inconveniently Closed Day:
Hardly did any reading even. Too much joy in playing with the campfire, watching the cats and simply enjoying not being around any annoying Xmas music or dysfunctional, stressed-out, Xian and New-Age-But-Closet-Xian family members.
I believe the cat is saying "Why the hell do I have to be in her pictures?"
Well, I'm one of the few people that doesn't have a choice. My wife's going to celebrate the holiday season and we're going to have a tree with presents whether I like it or not. So when in Rome, as they say. I must say I enjoy buying and receiving gifts. I celebrate the seasons, she celebrates what ever she wants. Joy, joy.
I have the day off, and we may make a special, but highly nontraditional, meal.
Last night I was awakened by my Dad's hospice nurse, who said he had pneumonia, and oxygen levels were dropping, so they took him to the hospital and gave him antibiotics - precisely what hospice is instructed not to do. I spoke to him today and he thought he was rallying a little. Some highly conflicted emotions there, a very long process from last year. Given that the Midwest is a winter hell-land right now, I don't think I could get there, and he told me not to come, so I didn't buy tickets.
When I was a boy, it seemed like every year, a family member would die on or about Xmas. One year, my mother said "I wonder who it's going to be this year?". Im not superstitious, but..... well, I thought about that last night.
So we'll see. Some home made food. Some vigil-type waiting, long distance. Maybe do some paperwork thinking there wont be a chance if I have to travel.
Woody, sounds like stress for you too. You can go see Avatar - great special effects, fantastic! The 3-D is amazing. Some pseudoreligious-style sci-fi woo woo, but movies are supposed to be fantasy.
Ever since I started watching other's animals over the holidays while they are doing the holiday thing with family, I have found I don't hate the holidays anymore. I get to spend the holidays with furry friends who are fellow atheists.
Xmas eve ,dinner with friends and one of their twin girls.The other was at church,having been afflicted with evangelical Christianity at the university law school. Livid father, a senior prosecutor (like a US ADA) is thinking of suing the university and obtaining psychiatric help for his daughter.Just bluster; he'll just send her to Europe on holidays.:0)
Xmas day was spent with family. Lunch theme was seafood;oysters, prawns,(shrimp) crab,scallops, cray fish (lobster), and schnapper, plus the usual turkey and ham,with plum pudding and brandy sauce to finish.
I am now at home and feeling a little torpid. I think I'll have a nice lie down